Flunking the Turing Test. A Poem by Becca Menon

                           Come on, body, what’s with the chronic wincing
                           We’ve heard these gripes before.  What good do they do?
                           Stop whining!  And anyhow, who’s in there?  Are you
                           Even real, like really the Real Me, the Pain Me – or Not-Me?
                           Belly, “You’re hungry!” and “Ow!” just aren’t convincing.
                           Ears?  Eyes?  Hacked or hackneyed…  I? think? I’m a Bot-me.



Becca Menon is an American writer whose largely narrative poetic works, based in myth, fairy tale, folklore and Scripture have been hailed internationally in countries such as Iran, India, Iraq, Canada and the United Kingdom as well as the United States.  Some shorter works, essays and translations appear in print and online in publications that include Parnassus, Mezzo Cammin, Kritya, Antiphon and others.  She is associate editor of Phoenix Rising¸ a multilingual sonnet anthology.     www.BeccaBooks.com.



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